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Montrêux Golf and Country Club in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Galena

 
 
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. Galena Marker
Inscription. Galena had a dual personality. It was developed in 1860 as a mining property by R. S. and Andrew Hatch. The Hatch brothers' quartz mill and smelter were among the earliest erected on this side of the Sierras. The gold float from the local mines contained a heavy admixture of lead sulphide, "galena," which caused the mining operations to be non-paying, but the mills continued to operate, processing ores from the Comstock mines. The severe winter of 1864-65 interrupted freighting to Virginia City, and the ensuing mining depression forced the Galena mills to close.

The town also developed into an important lumbering center. Eleven sawmills were operating by 1863, and Galena boasted stores, lodging houses, a justice court, a school which doubled as a community hall, saloons, and dozens of homes. After two disastrous fires in 1865 and 1867, Galena was abandoned.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office and Reno Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 212.)
 
Location. 39° 21.77′ N, 119° 49.06′ W. Marker is in Montrêux Golf and Country Club, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Callahan Ranch Trail 0.4 miles south of Goldenrod Street, on the left when traveling south
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By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
2. Galena Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is on east side of Callahan Ranch Trail at Galena Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Galena Creek Fish Hatchery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Winters Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Winters Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Steamboat Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away); Geiger Station (approx. 5½ miles away); Bowers Mansion (approx. 5½ miles away); Huffaker's (approx. 6 miles away); Franktown (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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